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crime scene, Dana Colston

Fabric, zipper, thread, stuffing, 76’ of stuffed intestines, 2023.

After having a diagnostic surgery that provided me no answers, my body truly felt like a crime scene. I decided to create a life-sized torso with a zipper in the spot where my visible surgery incision was. Because all of my issues seem to point back to my tummy, I decided to create intestines, filling the body with them to symbolize the feeling that I constantly feel overwhelmed and filled by my health issues. I then put countless hours into creating the 76 feet of intestines: sewing them, flipping them inside out, and stuffing them. I created this sense of interactivity to symbolize support I receive and its positive impact on me, but even with the support, my body will never be the same.

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